Judge Cannon Removed From Trump’s Case?

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Judge Aileen Cannon had been encouraged by two separate judges last year to hand off former President Donald Trump’s classified document case after it was assigned to her last year. 

The New York Times noted in a new report that the entreaties had been made after Cannon had been given the case and she appointed a special master. This decision was later rebuked by a higher court. In the report, it was noted that the two judges had told Cannon to get off the case, which had been randomly assigned to her. 

According to two sources one of the judges, who remained unnamed, argued that it would be best for Cannon to allow the case to be heard in the courthouse in Miami instead of the one in Fort Pierce. The Miami courthouse, unlike Fort Pierce, already had a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, which needed to be created in the later facility to accommodate this case. 

Chief Judge Cecilia Altonaga, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush and is tasked with overseeing the Southern District of Florida jurists also attempted to convince Cannon to leave the case and had even told her that it would be bad optics for her to continue especially considering the way she was handling Trump’s challenges. 

Legal experts on both sides of the aisle have expressed concern over the way that Cannon is handling this case, especially as she has taken to handling several matters that usually would be left to a magistrate judge.

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